This chart (click on chart to enlarge), prepared by MSU Extension for Muskegon county, clearly sounds a warning not heard by our county spenders.
"...beginning in 2011 expenditures will rise faster than the rate of inflation over the next five years. Consequently, expenditures are projected to be greater than revenues for EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER".
We have hit the iceberg and our "leaders" are more worried about ordering their own dessert than lowering the lifeboats!
Our county leaders continue to spend and the employee contract negotiations (80% of total county spending) are being negotiated without ANY commissioner input.
In other words, union negotiator negotiating with union friendly negotiator.
The resident of Muskegon has NO seat at the table.